Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

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Andrea Levin
At times, National Public Radio makes gestures toward balancing its ideological tilt against Israel. The Hamas takeover of Gaza prompted, for instance, an interview with Johns Hopkins Professor Fouad Ajami, who placed responsibility for the violence among Palestinian factions on Palestinians themselves. He enunciated reasons why a unity government between Fatah and Hamas is unworkable, and said that "Palestinian political...
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By:
Samuel G. Freedman
During the first week of September 2001, President George W. Bush welcomed his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, to the White House for a state dinner. The pageantry offered a very public confirmation of the close bond between the two leaders, an alliance that held the promise of helping to bring a sane solution to America's economic reliance on millions of...
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There have been moments in the past few years when the University of Pennsylvania's leadership has fallen a bit short in its judgment.In 2002, when former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers initiated an advertisement condemning the growth of anti-Semitism on American campuses in the context of attacks on Israel, 300 other college presidents signed the ad. But Penn president Judith...
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One of the core missions of this newspaper's editorial policy is to support the people of Israel and their government. We believe that the country's democratically elected leaders have the right to carry out the will of their citizens, and that, at the very least, Diaspora kibbitzers from either the right or the left should show a little humility when...
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Media Clippinhs
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Now that the dust has settled on the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War -- and all the hubbub in the media has quieted -- it's easier to assess some of the more prominent responses to the event. The bulk of the commentary was incessantly critical of Israel, though predictable in that regard. But none was more relentless in...
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